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Strange, I've done this several times without such outcome. hdparm --security-help hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/my_ssd hdparm --security-erase NULL /dev/my_ssd Usually they drop their data instantly and then are working as a new devices. And hdparm will refuse to send erase command without setting NULL or any password first. Do you actually see ...


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No. Since the drive is damaged, it has bad sectors and all I/O operations fail on those bad sectors. chkdsk can only repair logical filesystem issues, not physical issues.



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